Co-founder Owen Seitel to speak at the State Bar of California 41st Annual IP Institute on a panel entitled Surf’s Up! Patents, Trademarks, Trade Dress, Copyrights, and Rights of Publicity in Surf and Board Sports. Program highlights include a discussion of trademark, trade dress, copyright, and right of publicity issues for surf and board sport manufactures, distributors, athletes, and sponsors. Owen will discuss industry-specific IP issues relating to surfboards, paddle boards, and sail boards and the athletes who ride them. He will also address various issues relating to sponsorship and endorsement of surf and board sport athletes.
Co-founder Elizabeth J. Rest becomes Chair of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section.
Founders Owen Seitel and Elizabeth J. Rest continue as adjunct professors of law and co-teach an IP Law Practicum on copyright and trademark prosecution at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California.
Co-founder Elizabeth J. Rest was named as a Northern California Super Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property, a designation awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in California.
Founders Elizabeth J. Rest and Owen Seitel are presenting a live-streaming webinar for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) entitled Valuable Names and Faces: The Right of Publicity. Program Highlights include: (1) what does the right of publicity protect and who is entitled to protection? (2) how to protect and exploit publicity rights; (3) use of a third-party's persona; (4) publicity rights laws as applied to historical figures; (5) post-mortem publicity rights; and (6) recent examples of publicity rights issues in the news and in the courtroom.
Founder Elizabeth J. Rest becomes Vice Chair of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section.
For the third year in a row, co-founder Elizabeth J. Rest was named as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Intellectual Property, a designation awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Northern California.
Founders Owen Seitel and Elizabeth J. Rest asked to become adjunct professors of law and co-teach the Intellectual Property Survey class at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. Classes begin in August, 2015.
- Cause [Trademarks] Never Go Out of Style, The Marin Lawyer (June 2015)
- The Case of the Character Conundrum, The Marin Lawyer (December 2014)
- Don’t Let Your Client Be a Trademark Bully, The Marin Lawyer (May 2013)
- Politically Incorrect: Music on the Campaign Trail, The Marin Lawyer (November 2012)
- Trademark Considerations in Naming a Business, The Marin Lawyer (September 2011)
- Lost in Translation: A Critical Examination of Conflicting Decisions Applying the Doctrine of Foreign Equivalent, 96 Trademark Rep. 1211 (2006)